Qatar adds Zanzibar to schedule

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According to Aviation Tribune, Qatar Airways will launch flights to Zanzibar on 1 July – the airline’s third gateway in Tanzania after Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.

The five weekly flights to Zanzibar will operate via Kilimanjaro. The current Kilimanjaro flights, which are served by Qatar via Dar es Salaam, will be made non-stop from Doha from 1 July, with return flights served via Zanzibar.

The Doha-Kilimanjaro-Zanzibar route will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy.

Qatar’s South African expansion in the past weeks has included the announcement of a new destination to Durban and an increase in flights to Johannesburg which will launch on 17 December, and also an increase in frequency to Cape Town from 1 October.